About us

Towards a zero-carbon future

SCCS is the largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) research group in the UK, providing a single point of coordination for CCS research, from capture engineering and geoscience to social perceptions and environmental impact through to regulation and economics.

Founded in 2005, SCCS is a partnership of academic and research institutions, including the British Geological Survey, Heriot-Watt University, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow and associate partner, the University of St Andrews.

The SCCS Secretariat is in a unique position to act as the conduit between academia, industry and government to accelerate the development of CO2 transportation, capture and subsurface storage. 

With access to the expertise of researchers at SCCS Partner Institutes, which spans the full CCS chain, the SCCS Secretariat undertakes strategic research and communications work, and provides impartial advice to industry, the public sector, government agencies and policy makers.

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SCCS in figures

funding awards since 2009
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workshops & events
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international collaborations
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courses delivered
academic & industry partners


Meet the the team that carries out the day-to-day activities of SCCS.



Meet the Directorate members from across the partnership.


Advisory Board

Meet the experts from the different sectors that provide an industry perspective on CCS development and deployment.

Advisory Board


SCCS was founded in 2005 and funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) until July 2016. Between August 2012 and March 2015, we were part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the Energy Technology Partnership's (ETP) Knowledge Exchange Network. Additional funding for key activities was provided by the Scottish Government.